Devon Klatell joined The Rockefeller Foundation in 2013. As Initiative Strategy Lead for Food, Ms. Klatell leads the design of the Foundation’s global strategy to advance a more nourishing and sustainable food system. Currently, Ms. Klatell is working with Foundation leadership, external experts and existing partners to design strategies to provide equitable, long-term access to micronutrient-rich diets, and to reshape a sustainable protein system.
In addition, Ms. Klatell oversees our work to prevent wasted food in the U.S. A part of the Foundation’s global YieldWise initiative, this effort seeks to eliminate the enormous environmental, social, and economic costs caused by food waste. Prior to taking on her current role, Ms. Klatell established and led the Foundation’s Strategic Planning team, which designed implementation models, resource plans, risk assessments and impact targets for the Foundation’s global initiatives. In that role, Devon worked on the Foundation’s initiatives to address energy poverty, connect unemployed African youth with the digital economy, and reduce postharvest losses. Before joining the Foundation, Devon was a management consultant at Katzenbach Partners and at Booz & Company. In these roles, she advised clients from a range of sectors on strategic, organizational, and employee engagement issues.
Ms. Klatell holds a B.A. from Harvard University in cognitive psychology and an M.A. in food systems from New York University, where she researched behavioral economics in addition to a broad array of cultural, historic, economic, and regulatory food issues.